Sunday, June 14, 2015

Doomtown Theater Presents: Zombeavers

The so-bad-it's-good genre of movie is a hard one to pull off. Usually when it happens, the creator of the film is going for serious drama, not laughs. Some film makers are willing to accept this type of thing in stride. Mountains of money will do wonders for loss of dignity.

Pictured above: Sweet consolation.

I'm not sure what the creators of Zombeavers were going for. Either they were attempting to make a SBIG horror story like Sharknado, or they were honestly hoping for a Cabin in the Woods style of horror. It's hard to say. Either way, they failed. The plot and the truly terrible special effects could have worked for SBIG, but the characters weren't funny, unintentional or otherwise. They were irritating, and I prayed for their deaths just to get them to shut up. The dialogue seemed like the writers were trying for unintentional humor, but most of the "jokes" fell flat. Zombeavers had its moments and might have been improved with better editing and some changes to the script, but as is, I wouldn't pay money for a ticket to see the sequel if ever there is one. Not even for a live-tweet review.

Unfortunately, I can't unwatch the first movie. So without further ado, here's this month's Doomtown Theater.

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